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John W. Hanson

B.A. Hons., J.D., LL.M.

Consumer justice is our passion and our entire reason for becoming lemon lawyers, consumer lawyers, and law professionals. Too often, working men and women faced with unscrupulous manufacturers and car dealers are left feeling they have no power to fight back. Here at the Hanson Law Firm, we are committed to letting the public know they have real rights under the law and can find affordable, high-quality legal assistance. We are lemon lawyers and consumer advocates because we love fighting for the "little guy." From successfully defending public interest groups like the Utilities Consumer Action Network faced with "gag" lawsuits from corporations, to winning Bar and other awards for public service, to successfully prosecuting numerous important individual and class consumer cases in the courts, we have made our passion our daily mission.

We are committed to ensuring consumer rights are improved rather than rolled-back by the well-paid corporate lobbyists in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. We all have dedicated our lives to public education and action. Watch our website and newsletters to stay informed and active with us!

The internet abounds with "lemon mills" who will run your case with little or no personal attention. They can leave your rights and your money "on the table" because they don't know or don't care enough. You are not a number or a dollar sign to us. At the Hanson Law Firm we will never sacrifice quality for quantity.

The Hanson Law Firm is a life-long dream for all of us. Join us in the fight for your rights!


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Elisa Swanson


Elisa Swanson attended the University of California at Santa Cruz, where she received a B.A. in American History.  She studied law at the University of Oregon, receiving her J.D. in 2001.  Ms. Swanson was awarded a Public Interest Fund grant during law school, allowing her to spend the summer at California Rural Legal Assistance in Salinas, California, where she assisted the organization in its defense of farm workers and the rural poor.  During law school Ms. Swanson served as an Articles Editor and Summer Editor-in-Chief of the Oregon Law Review.  She was also elected to serve as Director of the Moot Court Board and has a published law review article that examines the intersection of law, mental illness, and juvenile crime.

Devoted to the practice of law as a method of progressive change, Ms. Swanson has spent the past seven years representing plaintiffs and consumers throughout California.  She is admitted to practice law before the United States District Court, Northern District of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.